The Election Commission of India issued a show-cause notice to BJP’s Chandigarh Lok Sabha candidate Kirron Kher for sharing a campaign video featuring children on Twitter.
The body gave the candidate 24 hours to respond to the complaint. The video showed children participating in the election campaign shouting slogans “Vote for Kirron Kher and Ab ki baar Modi Sarkar”.
The complaint was filed by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights requesting the Election Commission of India to ensure that children are not involved in any form with election related activities.
Kirron Kher who later spoke with the news agency ANI was heard saying, “Whatever happened was wrong… children were used. Somebody sent it to us, my team shared it and later deleted it, very sorry, it happened, it should not have happened.”
Citizens of Chandigarh will be casting their vote on the 19th of May, and the results would be declared on the 23rd of May.